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Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
doubt they used chemical weapons on civilians. is intervention inevitable? and speaking of chemical weapons, a new report details how the u.s. once held saddam hussein and the iraqis with its chemical weapons attacks on iranian troops. ♪ tens of thousands gathered at the nation's capital this weekend in remembrance of the 1963 march on washington. even though the nation has come a very long way, many feel that the struggle for martin luther king's dream still continues. more on the sights and sounds later in today's show. it's monday, august 26. pam 5 p.m. in washington, d.c. the national security agency was once the most secretive organization in the u.s. now, hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the nsa's latest scandal. this weekend was no exception. two major headlines ran on the front pages of newspapers around the world this weekend. the first was a revelation that a number of nsa employees were actually using the surveillance program's capabilities to spy on their lovers. or, as they called it, operation love-int. that's according to the chairwoman of the senate in
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
use of chemical weapons. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm. >> a new poll says 80% of americans believe that president obama should seek congressional approval before making decisions on whether or not to enter been. dennis kucinich tweeted -- also the obama administration released document supporting allegations that the regime was responsible for the chemical attack that killed 1400 29 civilians including 426 children. that same attack sickened over 3600 people. i spoke with the director of the new internationalism project at the ends to for policy studies and started off by asking her whether the impassioned speeches by kerry and obama earlier this afternoon constituted a declaration of war. >> actually not. i was afraid it might be. they're being cautious sing the public opposition which is between 50 or 60 or even 70% opposition. congressional unease because he is not consulting with congress and and the international opposition. this is making the administration more cautious. the report is not nearly as definitiv
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Aug 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
emanating from the arabian peninsula. >> we are taking it seriously. you would expect us to do that. we are reacting to it. >> the threat to western interests wanting others to germany, the united kingdom, and france closing their embassies in yemen for the next two days. paris warning french citizens to remain vigilant. >> we have been informed directly and indirectly of threats that concern our missions abroad as well as our citizens. they come from al qaeda. >> it is the first time since the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that the u.s. has taken such action. the focus on now qaeda was reinforced even further on saturday. interpol issuing a global alert after a string of gel breaks in nine countries. -- jailbreaks in nine countries. >> intelligence officials say the thread focuses on the al qaeda affiliate in yemen. for more on this, let's head to the yemeni capital. benjamin, what is the situation where you are? >> the situation is quite calm. >> tell us a bit more about the intelligence that is prompting these warnings and closures. some critics say there is not much to go on. >> even wonder
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Aug 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
arrived in the syrian capital to investigate claims and counterclaims of the weapons use. and an anti-gay rights law is center stage in moscow as the world athletic championships wrap up. they sate entire issue has been invented by the western media. those are the top stories. i'm tom and thank you very much for joining us. we begin in the egyptian capital, where there are signs that things are slowly returning to normal. shops and banks re-opened for the first time since wednesday and traffic is flowing once again. supporters of the ousted president, mohammed morsi, went ahead with some of the planned marches today but cancelled others citing security threats. the security chief gave a television statement earlier on today. "france 24"'s correspondent tell us more bit. >> paying tribute to the man currently in charge of egypt, the army's most prominent members gathered in cairo for a much anticipated speech. they have come under intense criticism following the violent crackdown on supporters of the ousted president, mohammed morsi. now is the chance for the head of the egyptian
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
used again on innocent civilians. >> the white house announced it will brief members of congress later today on plans to move forward with a military's right, and it -- military strike, and will reduce evidence -- release evidence of the assad rweegime's responsibility. i asked her correspondent what iran's backing of the syrian means -- regime means for the country. >> iran is a close ally of these -- the syrian president bashar al-assad. we are hearing from iran that they will apply pressure to prevent military action happening inside that country. we heard from a confidant of the supreme leader khamenei, and he says syria's is iran's province, and if we lose syria we lose tehran. any kind of action inside syria will open the floodgates, and iran could be next. what iran can do in retaliation is to close the ports of homuz, 20% of the world's petroleum. the world community will not want that to happen. they can also activate hezbollah and the iranian revolutionary guard. they have networks around the world and to carry out terror attacks against country supporting military acti
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm PDT
coming up in just under half hour. stay with us. >> time for us to bring you the second part of our debate. we are talking about why barack obama and vladimir putin will not be meeting. from syria to siberia, let's bring in our guest, a specialist in the american- russian relationship. and senior fellow ship at the partnership for secure america. was this just for a short time, he is a journalist at the russian service. halfway through this, you are off. we will get your thoughts in a moment. by satellite we have to guess, the director studies at the institute democracy, good to see. in washington d.c., the chief political columnist and one house correspondent for newsmax. what are the issues that could fit into something called human rights under the criminal justice system? your time is scarce. tell us what you have written about its implications and ramifications for all of us. >> i am following this case like you are for several years. each time there's something new, it gets more and more unbelievable if you have read kafka or orwell, this is nothing. they say the russian offic
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Aug 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in the use of force, others in reconciliation. today, the former are more numerous than the latter. >> news in brief. videos posted on the internet claim to sow syrian rebels attacking positions in damascus on friday. the u.n. is planning to send in a mission on sunday of chemical weapons experts to confirm use of chemicals. a young girl accused of blasphemy has been cleared in court saturday. the judge citing insufficient evidence. the case brought a new spotlight of their harsh blasphemy laws. and 15,000 people evacuated. potential damage estimated at some 45 million euros. there are no deaths reported but gooding -- flooding in russia's far east is having a sires impact. a month of unusually heavy rain. levels reached six meters this saturday, sparking the region's biggest flood in 120 years. officials say they don't see levels rising further but the waters are not expected to start receding until early september. after the collision of a ferry and a cargo vessel in cebu, so far of the more than 800 people onboard, 31 are confirmed kill. dozens more reported missing. the acciden
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Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
list. >> thank you for joining us. our guest discussed molly. >> there is no question that this is a very serious problem. as i was saying, the agreement says that negotiations between the two has to be in 60 days, no later than 60 days. i n't thinthat any government is going to agree to the independencef that part of molly -- mali. i do believe and i agree that this issue has been ignored for too many years. i believe that the time can be ripe for some sort of an agreement to be made. i will be optimistic about that. i think a lot of the people are tired. they don't have tremendous public support. it is obviously a crucial moment for the country. there are reasons for caution. >> when mali was falling apart, the whole world was talking about it. now, nobody seems interested. >> we are discussing in tonight. >> they have had talks and there have been peace deals and we have not seen any final solution on this. i would like to say i am optimistic. i am optimistic about the political future after this incredible experience. i do not share your optimism. it is represented by a group tha
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Aug 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
found toxic weapons in tunnels found and used by the rebels. 200 days and counting, guantanamo prisoners pushing on with their hunger protest, struggling to change the fate of force-feeding and indefinite intentions. and a digital currency gets real recognition. the german government decides that virtual money bit coin is a legal and private means of payment. international news and comment, live from our studio center in moscow. it has just turned 1 a.m. sunday morning. this is " rt." the u.s. is readying for a possible missile strike on syria and reports say preparations are underway. the pentagon is ensuring that president obama has military options available. he has met with advisers to consider actions following an alleged chemical attack blamed on the syrian government. three destroyers are currently deployed, with reports of another is on the way, all of them carrying up to 300 cruise missiles, which is more than enough to act rapidly if obama wants to order the strike. there is also the nato maritime group, which includes four more ships. and if we look at the mainland,
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Aug 3, 2013 5:00pm PDT
also voiced their concerns over election irregularities. >> "france 24"'s correspondent tells us more about mugabe's hold on the country now that his camp has a majority in parliament. >> with the majority he doesn't need other parties, he doesn't need morgan tsvangirai anymore. as i said earlier, he has super powers now. he can even go ahead and change the country's constitution without consulting other parties. so morgan tsvangirai, i'm afraid, has very few options available to him. i'm not sure whether presenting evidence of these claims of vote-rigging on the african union is going to make any difference. >> gearing up for an election runoff on august 11 and political alliances are starting to form. one of the kingmakers, who was the candidate for the largest party, has decided to back the runner-up. let's take a listen. >> considering malian's deep aspirations for stability, peace and security and taking into account malyans' ardent desire to give malia back its dignity, i'm solemnly calling on all members of the party and all my fellow malians who voted for me to return to
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
specialist on afghanistan, pakistan, and al qaeda. joining us is a fellow on the middle east. thank you for staying with us. from hartford, connecticut, we have scott bates, president of the center for national policy. and by satellite from london, he was just speaking at the first debate, he is with the henry jackson society. thank you for being with us, all our guests. is yemen, which is attracting all the attention right now, really the most dangerous of all the al qaeda danger zones? on a scale of one as very dangerous, how dangerous is it? >> it has been dangerous for a while. the big problem in terms of terrorism and counter-terrorism is to work from this glamorous approach. we need to go past that. yemen is a problem, but you have a big, important attack every week in afghanistan. we would be talking about it if syria was not at the top of the priorities. syria for a while was important. now we have begun to talk about women. before that it was afghanistan, -- now we have begun to talk about yemen. we cannot just focus on one country every six months. >> the longstanding pres
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
used chemical weapons on its own people. a new case of racial profiling with tsa airport security. a man was detained for hours without food or water. he was interrogated, and much more. a look at flying while muslim. >> all men are created equal. >> today is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on washington, a day when many americans learned of the dream. 50 years later, is the dream realized? an in-depth look at today's events ahead. it is wednesday, august 28. you are watching rt. we begin with the united states on the verge of military action in syria. today, president obama gave a speech at the lincoln memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, but more pressing on his mind is how the united states and allies will react to an alleged chemical strike in war-torn syria. the special envoy to syria acknowledged special -- some kind of chemical substance was used outside damascus, claiming the lives of more than 1000 people. nato called the attack a clear breach of norms -- international norms. planning for a round of military strikes against selec
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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of the new york times photographer. he claimed he was using a bright flash to interfere with another arrest, but the camera did not even have a flash. more on this case in today's show. hello, it is tuesday, august 27 at 5:00 p.m. in washington dc. we start with the latest from syria. u.s. officials have laid the groundwork for a possible military attack. here is chuck hagel speaking to the bbc on the department of defense's preparedness. >> the u.s. department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, it would occur with coordination of international partners. >> a response to a chemical weapons attack that occurred outside of damascus on august 21. the international allies say it is undeniable that the syrian president and his regime launched those attacks. the syrian foreign minister said he rejects "utterly and completely" that they have used chemical weapons. they have been moved closer to the shores of syria. intervention in the sovereign country is quite unpopular with americans. 42% do not think we should intervene. ponty eight percent believe we sh
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
court and explain the program they are going to use. then they go and start collecting this data and it is up to the nsa to do with what they want. the data we are getting through the internet, 91% of the data they collect the street from internet providers. then nine percent of the data is collected through upstreaming. this is where they tap into the fiber-optic cables and suck information out. we learned the nsa does not have the technological capabilities to adequately protect against american communications and a miss to communications from being collected. once this data is collected, it goes to a massive database and analysts can search these databases and touch american communications that goes against a court order. they basically said, what you're doing is unconstitutional. you have to put in new parameters to limit the search to protect americans. we don't know if it worked. we had it last week by the washington post that said thousands of abuses are still existing at the nsa. >> a shocking revelation as well. that core is supposed to provide adequate oversight and critics ha
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
a convincing response to allegations his party received illegal donations and use them to make unlawful payments to senior members. >> a scandal that has undermined the authority of the spanish government. the prime minister arrived a parliament early on thursday. he had been summoned to testify about his alleged involvement in shady donations received by the disgraced former treasurer. members wanted clarification as to why he had maintained close ties to the man accused of corruption, currently in jail awaiting trial. >> the facts that i want to tell this chamber can be summarized by these words, i made a mistake. i regret it, but it was so. i made a mistake in putting my confidence in someone that we know now did not deserve it. >> the legend/fund was first uncovered in 2009, -- the allegedly slush fund was uncovered in 2009, but the spanish leader was not arrested until january. after denying any involvement, the prime minister finally agreed to testify after the opposition party threatened a vote of no-confidence. quick spaniards, society at large, and the world outside of
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Aug 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
materials used to forge travel documents to bring migrants in europe. authorities seized 81 fake passports. they describe it as complex with the kingpin based in china and individual cells operating independently of each other across europe. the traffickers accompanied their clients all the way from china to spain which was the final launch pad into the u.s. or the u.k. the routes changed constantly to prevent their discovery. >> operations by this organization revolved around human trafficking of people from chi china. there were some instances where it led to people being trafficked for sexual purposes. >> migrants were expected to pay up to 50,000 euros to get into the u.s. or europe which could be worked off in some cases when they arrived at the final destination. a recent commission report warned that the problem of human trafficking was worsening across the bloc noting nigeria and china were the most common but this shut down one ring in the joint operation has been hailed as a breakthrough. this comes as six migrants from syria crossed the ocean looking for a european eld
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
chief. the sentences range from a year to life. here with our guests. thank you for being with us. they committee kaisha's consultant, a member of the board of directors. good to see you. and a phone journalist, henry barking's, professional -- professor of international relations. and an expert on turkish economic affairs based at kings in london but also a risk analyst as well. let's hear some reaction to the trial of the opposition mp in turkey. >> this is a threat to the army of the republic of turkey. it is not acceptable. if you are trying someone who has been the commander of the turkish armed forces for being a member of a terrorist organization, that means you're targeting and trying the army of the republic of turkey. this country will not accept it. >> did you say that this has been an attack on the army of turkey? >> it is an attack on the army involvement. i desire to be involved in politics. there are a lot of controversy all reports. it is a debatable issue. i suggest that it is clear the army has been affected. a lot of officers are -- we have seen it in this year'
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
regarding the extent of the leaks. >> let me ask you about edward snowden. you cannot tell us what he got but do you feel now that you know what he got? >> yes. >> this latest report contradicts that claim. alexander answered the question in a more general sense, a spokesman said. more news is breaking about the scope of the nsa's surveillance of the internet, particularly u.s. networks. more unnamed government and in taligent's officials -- intelligence officials said the u.s. has the ability to monitor 75% of the domestic internet traffic here. it does this through a series of relationships with internet providers that at the request of the nsa, hand over various streams of traffic to be further reviewed using complex nsa algorithms. how these requests are handled differs between each internet provider. with some internet providers employing their own legal team to determine which data should be handed over to the nsa and which should not. often, the way these requests are handled has "has caused friction between internet providers and the nsa." and definitions of what is a foreign to m
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Aug 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
should be in their barracks protecting our borders, not here, not fighting us and beating our children. taking away our rights. we went four times and it has been erased. >> unwavering loyalty to the man they believe is the only legitimate leader. an interim government was formed amid the chaos and administration rejected by the muslim brotherhood. since then egypt has been in turmo turmoil. the new leadership includes other actors in talks to sketch out egypt's political future. for now a new constitution is planned in the coming months and fresh elections for the beginning of next year. malian are eager to find out who their new president is. polling stations have closed and it is time to count the votes. results are expected in a few days but the former prime minister ibrahim boubacar keita is expected to come out victorious against his rival soumaila cisse. let's take a look back at tod today's vote. as our reporters finds out, many malian displaced by months of chaos have found it difficult to cast their ballots. we have this report. >> last night storms have passed and t
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Aug 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
international news stories. a reminder of who is with us tonight. we have someone from the herald tribune, reuters, vanity fair and "france 24's international affairs specialist. for the break, we discussed the ongoing bloodshed in egypt. let's move to lebanon where at least 24 were killed and 300 wounded in a car bomb attack in southern beirut. the blast ripped through a stronghold of hezbollah. it was the deadliest attack for years. comes a month after another attack killed 50 in the same district. it is being seen as further evidence that the war in syria is spilling across its western border. janine, is this a direct result of what is going on in syria? >> syria is in flames. and lebanon is there, so close. it is an hour-and-a-half drive between the root and damascus. also lebanon has a long runni ng history of being terrified of being plednto civ war becae th endured s much. there is a refugee crisis. all of this destabilizes the region and it does not help the exterior is basically divided along the lines of being supported by shias and sunnis in a proxy war. there is no way
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Aug 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
give us the name of the situation so far? >> despite the warnings from the authorities that they intend to disperse the sentence, the muslim brotherhood has called for huge demonstrations today. they are gathering and at cairo university, 33 marches from different mosques around cairo joining those citizens. you heard that they intend to block access to those sites within 48 hours. they are going to let people leave but they will not let people and. they say they don't intend to disclose those citizens by force. interestingly, the state newspaper has secret negotiations underway between the state and the muslim brotherhood to try to get out of this crisis without blood being spilled. the state had asked the day that allow the police to protect those sit-ins', to protect them. this could very well see what they are seeing here. >> thank you very much for that. the cairo embassy is in a number of delegations that will remain closed this sunday. the state department announced the measure in response to a security risk -- concerns. treading on eggshells, they deliver their verdict. t
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Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
been the use of chemical weaponry. president obama has repeatedly said if a side uses chemical weapons, that would be a egregious, and then foreign and american intervention would be justified. now, this comes as the united states uses its naval forces to move closer, and we are hearing from the united states that it would be prepared to strike if, indeed, called upon to do so. this comes as serious and state television said soldiers entered a number of tunnels that had been used by rebel fighters, and there, they found evidence of chemical waste. there were empty shells that had marks on them made in saudi arabia, saudi arabia being a critic of the president, bashar al-assad, and there seem to be a lot of reports and evidence that the rebels, in fact, are responsible for carrying out these chemical attacks. all of the footage and all of the reports circulating online are, as yet, unverified, and some are vowing revenge create we have an audio recording that is also posted online that saying in revenge, they will fire 1000 rockets at the assad regime. >> well, the russian foreign minis
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Aug 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is it in the newsroom. >> welcome back, and welcome if you are just joining us. this is the france 24 debate. the european union met on monday, and there is going to be a foreign ministers meeting on wednesday, and there was a bit of a jousting going on about how to handle the crackdown that is taking place inside of egypt. nearly 1000 killed since last wednesday as the army moves and there are protests by those loyal to ousted president mohamed morsi. we have more joe hall. abdul is back with us from boston, massachusetts, and a teacher from an israeli university. welcome back. also, a u.s. department official. we were talking during the break. we were mentioning how they are laying it on thick. the case they are putting against mohamed morsi, further detention of him, the proceeding that has been laid forth in this monday by the prosecutor. they are laying it on thick, and there is a thing going on about whether or not to ban the muslim brotherhood. over the weekend, for the first time since the crackdown, the head of the army spoke, and this is what he had to say. >> i want to t
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
torn down. the government says militant lands to take over key cities. just stay with us. >> part two of our special debate it is mohamed vi going to see retaliation? thank you for being with us. on the other side of their studio, the journalist. back to the other side, the author and journalist. thank you for being with us. joining us iphone from casablanca is the former communication minister. in terms of what we have been talking about, the questioning of the people for the first time ever, a change of mind, a -- a change of decision by moroccan king for the first time ever. does this leave mohammed vi in a weak position now? >> first of all, i would like to read something in what has been said here. this is not the first time the people are questioning. maybe not in the same way, not in the same manner, not to the same channels, but moroccan society has always been questioning. at all times, this questioning was fought very often.pi think y attempts to push and to question both the government and the system in general. >> is he weakened by all of this? >> i don't believe -- actual
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Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
weekend, david maranda was detained in the heathrow airport for nine hours and questioned using the british terror law. now, the british government intimidated him in several meetings over the edward snowden saga and gave him an ultimatum, either destroy all of the material on the matter or shut down publishing operations. here is the explanation on why -- why they decided to destroy the computer hard drives containing some of the secret files. >> i explained to the officials that there were other companies already in america and brazil so that they would not achieving anything but once it was obvious they would be going, i would rather destroy then give it back or allow the courts to freeze our reporting. >> what should we make of it? i was joined by the internet campaign director randy gave us his take on the revelations from the guardian. >> we should be very worried about it. this is an escalation in the battle between privacy advocates and whistleblowers and people in the nsa here in the united states or other intelligence agencies abroad who are fighting for the future of our
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the government joining us by phone. things for being with us. >> thank you very much. >> do you feel we are in a position where this deadline will hit and these talks can work? >> we hope that they can. we have been trying to get an agreement with the israelis and the palestinians, and we had all slow, which was an agreement region we had all slow-- we had oslo and another, which failed. 2008, which also failed, but those clearly underline the effect that there is a desire to reach an agreement with all of the difficulties and all of the historical problems and religious problems and security. there is common ground, and the common ground is that both sides want to create two states, a jewish-israeli state and a palestinian state, living side- by-side peacefully, so it might not be easy, and it may take more than nine months. nine months is very ambitious, that i can tell you from our part, from the part of the israeli government, we will do all that is possible in order to reach such an agreement. >> thank you very much for joining us. the veteran spokesman for the israeli gove
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
unity to end the ongoing crisis. stay with us. >> we are asking if mali is finally turning a corner after the first election in more than six years. the country was split in two. he looks to have won that election after his rival conceded defeat. on my left, is in paris studying engineer. an independent journalist and producer of the world memory film project. in london, jeremy keenan, or fester of african studies at london university. he forget back to our discussions, we have this report on the challenges facing the new leader. >> national recognization -- national reconciliation is at the top of the list of challenges. ethnic tensions are running high. the government signed a peace deal with the rebels that paves the way to sunday's elections. it included a promise that the new president would negotiate with the rebels within two months of his election victory. these talks will determine whether these rebels will be integrated into the army. another potential threats, the army. it was the soldier's inability to deal with that tuareg rebellion. the future president will have to re
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Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
than 4,000 injured. and they say their forces will continue to use real bullets on groups that threaten peace.
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